R West

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Performance of English stop smoking services in first 10 years: analysis of service monitoring data
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMJ 347:f4921. 2013
  2. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy (LEAP) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Trials 13:186. 2012
  3. pmc Rapid reduction versus abrupt quitting for smokers who want to stop soon: a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial
    Nicola Lindson
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Trials 10:69. 2009
  4. pmc 'The smoking toolkit study': a national study of smoking and smoking cessation in England
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:479. 2011
  5. pmc RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population
    Billie Bonevski
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho Oncology CHeRP, Cancer Council NSW and University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:70. 2011
  6. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy: two feasibility studies
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St, George s University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:328. 2008
  7. pmc Do implementation issues influence the effectiveness of medications? The case of nicotine replacement therapy and bupropion in UK Stop Smoking Services
    Andy McEwen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:28. 2009
  8. pmc The relationship between smokers' motivation to quit and intensity of tobacco control at the population level: a comparison of five European countries
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:2. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomised trial of glucose tablets to aid smoking cessation
    Robert West
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 207:631-5. 2010
  10. pmc Impact of UK policy initiatives on use of medicines to aid smoking cessation
    R West
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Tob Control 14:166-71. 2005

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  1. doi request reprint Performance of English stop smoking services in first 10 years: analysis of service monitoring data
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMJ 347:f4921. 2013
    ..To analyse the performance of the English Stop Smoking Services from 2001/02 to 2010/11...
  2. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy (LEAP) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Trials 13:186. 2012
    ..The London Exercise And Pregnant smokers (LEAP) trial is investigating whether a PA intervention is effective and cost-effective when used for smoking cessation by pregnant women, and will be the largest study of its kind to date...
  3. pmc Rapid reduction versus abrupt quitting for smokers who want to stop soon: a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial
    Nicola Lindson
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Trials 10:69. 2009
    ..Few trials of reduction versus abrupt cessation have been completed. Most are small, do not use pharmacotherapy, and do not meet the standards necessary to obtain a marketing authorization for a pharmacotherapy...
  4. pmc 'The smoking toolkit study': a national study of smoking and smoking cessation in England
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:479. 2011
    ..The Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) was designed for this role. This paper describes the methodology of the STS and examines as far as possible the representativeness of the samples...
  5. pmc RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population
    Billie Bonevski
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho Oncology CHeRP, Cancer Council NSW and University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:70. 2011
    ..This proposal aims to evaluate the efficacy of a client-centred, caseworker delivered cessation support intervention at increasing validated self reported smoking cessation rates in a socially disadvantaged population...
  6. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy: two feasibility studies
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St, George s University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:328. 2008
    ..Two pilot studies assessed i) the feasibility of recruiting pregnant women to a trial of physical activity for smoking cessation, ii) adherence to physical activity and iii) women' perceptions of the intervention...
  7. pmc Do implementation issues influence the effectiveness of medications? The case of nicotine replacement therapy and bupropion in UK Stop Smoking Services
    Andy McEwen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:28. 2009
    ..g. bupropion and varenicline). This study was a direct comparison of the short-term validated abstinence rates of NRT and bupropion in a clinical setting...
  8. pmc The relationship between smokers' motivation to quit and intensity of tobacco control at the population level: a comparison of five European countries
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:2. 2008
    ..The present analysis examines the motivation to change smoking behaviour across 5 different European countries that differ considerably in their tobacco control activities...
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomised trial of glucose tablets to aid smoking cessation
    Robert West
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 207:631-5. 2010
    ..Oral glucose has been found to decrease tobacco craving among abstaining smokers. One study has demonstrated an effect of glucose on short-term abstinence. There is a need to examine any long-term benefit of glucose on abstinence...
  10. pmc Impact of UK policy initiatives on use of medicines to aid smoking cessation
    R West
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Tob Control 14:166-71. 2005
    ..It is important to evaluate what effect, if any, these have had to inform future policy in the UK and internationally...
  11. ncbi request reprint Outcome criteria in smoking cessation trials: proposal for a common standard
    Robert West
    University College, London, UK
    Addiction 100:299-303. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Is the ten-item Questionnaire of Smoking Urges (QSU-brief) more sensitive to abstinence than shorter craving measures?
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 208:427-32. 2010
    ..This study compared the ten-item Questionnaire on Smoking Urges (QSU-brief) with six shorter measures of craving in terms of sensitivity to abstinence and reliability...
  13. doi request reprint Behavior change techniques used by the English Stop Smoking Services and their associations with short-term quit outcomes
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:742-7. 2010
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  14. ncbi request reprint Assessing DSM-IV nicotine withdrawal symptoms: a comparison and evaluation of five different scales
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 184:619-27. 2006
    ..This study evaluated four of the major scales used to measure nicotine withdrawal symptoms plus one new scale...
  15. pmc "Catastrophic" pathways to smoking cessation: findings from national survey
    Robert West
    University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 332:458-60. 2006
    ..To assess the extent to which the prevailing model of smoking cessation (that smokers typically prepare their attempts to stop smoking in advance and that doing so increases their chances of success) is correct...
  16. ncbi request reprint Awareness of mouth cancer in Great Britain
    R West
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT
    Br Dent J 200:167-9, discussion 151. 2006
    ..Early detection is important yet little is known about population awareness of this disease and ability to recognise early signs, particularly among high risk groups. This study aimed to address this issue...
  17. ncbi request reprint It is about people
    Robert West
    National Addiction Centre, London, UK
    Addiction 101:638-9; discussion 644-5. 2006
  18. ncbi request reprint The ATTEMPT cohort: a multi-national longitudinal study of predictors, patterns and consequences of smoking cessation; introduction and evaluation of internet recruitment and data collection methods
    Robert West
    University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
    Addiction 101:1352-61. 2006
    ..This paper describes the methods for recruitment and follow-up, the baseline population characteristics of the enrolled population and 1-year response rates...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of varenicline and bupropion SR on craving, nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and rewarding effects of smoking during a quit attempt
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Brook House, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 197:371-7. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control: present and future
    Robert West
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br Med Bull 77:123-36. 2006
    ..Specific tobacco levies in every country should be the primary means of kick-starting the process, with the proceeds being used exclusively to fund other tobacco control initiatives, including product regulation...
  21. doi request reprint Why combating tobacco smuggling is a priority
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London
    BMJ 337:a1933. 2008
  22. pmc Is nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation effective in the "real world"? Findings from a prospective multinational cohort study
    Robert West
    University College London, 2 6 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Thorax 62:998-1002. 2007
    ..Because of biases inherent in cross-sectional surveys, this issue can only be adequately addressed using longitudinal studies. This paper reports the first study of its kind to examine the issue...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the mood and physical symptoms scale (MPSS) to assess cigarette withdrawal
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 177:195-9. 2004
    ..The mood and physical symptoms scale (MPSS) was developed in the early 1980s to assess cigarette withdrawal symptoms, and variants of it have been used for 20 years. To date, no paper has been published on the properties of the scale...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco cessation guidelines for health professionals in England
    R West
    Health Psychology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br Dent J 196:611-8. 2004
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  25. doi request reprint Placebo-controlled trial of cytisine for smoking cessation
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 365:1193-200. 2011
    ..This study assessed the efficacy and safety of cytisine as compared with placebo...
  26. ncbi request reprint What lessons can be learned from tobacco control for combating the growing prevalence of obesity?
    R West
    Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Research UK and University College London, London, UK
    Obes Rev 8:145-50. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Can we trust national smoking prevalence figures? Discrepancies between biochemically assessed and self-reported smoking rates in three countries
    Robert West
    Health Behaviour Unit, Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Torrington Place, London, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:820-2. 2007
    ..They are based on surveys of self-reported cigarette smoking. It has been assumed that this is sufficiently accurate for policy purposes, but this assumption has not been adequately tested...
  28. doi request reprint Use of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking reduction and during enforced temporary abstinence: a national survey of English smokers
    E Beard
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 106:197-204. 2011
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  29. doi request reprint Mediation analysis of the association between use of NRT for smoking reduction and attempts to stop smoking
    E Beard
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, UK
    Psychol Health 27:1118-33. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the possible mediating roles of confidence in ability to quit, enjoyment of smoking and motivation to quit in this association...
  30. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the abuse liability and dependence potential of nicotine patch, gum, spray and inhaler
    R West
    St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 149:198-202. 2000
    ..Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in varying forms is becoming widely used. Clinicians, therapists and regulatory authorities are interested in the abuse liability and dependence potential of the different forms...
  31. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation and smoking patterns in the general population: a 1-year follow-up
    R West
    St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Addiction 96:891-902. 2001
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  32. ncbi request reprint Acute effect of glucose tablets on desire to smoke
    R West
    St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 147:319-21. 1999
    ..Previous research suggests that glucose may reduce desire to smoke during periods of abstinence but a definitive test is needed...
  33. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' views on and referral to NHS smoking cessation services
    A McEwen
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT London, UK
    Public Health 119:262-8. 2005
    ..Referrals from general practitioners (GPs) are crucial to the success of these clinics. This study aimed to assess English GPs' self-reported interactions with, and attitudes towards, their local smoking cessation services...
  34. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of measuring puffing behaviour in roll-your-own cigarette smokers
    L Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 17:i17-23. 2008
    ..Background/..
  35. ncbi request reprint Smoke-free homes in England: prevalence, trends and validation by cotinine in children
    M J Jarvis
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 18:491-5. 2009
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a social support ('buddy') intervention for smoking cessation
    Sylvia May
    Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 64:235-41. 2006
    ..To assess the effectiveness of including a social support intervention ('buddy system') in a group treatment programme to aid smoking cessation...
  37. ncbi request reprint A double-blind placebo-controlled experimental study of nicotine: II--Effects on response inhibition and executive functioning
    Lynne Dawkins
    School of Psychology, University of East London, Romford Road, Stratford, London, E15 4LZ, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 190:457-67. 2007
    ..Cognitive correlates of this putatively include impaired response inhibition and other aspects of executive functioning...
  38. ncbi request reprint Changes in prevalence of depression and anxiety following smoking cessation: results from an international cohort study (ATTEMPT)
    L Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 44:127-41. 2014
    ..This study aimed to identify the short- and longer-term effects of stopping smoking on depression and anxiety in the general population and in those with a history of these disorders...
  39. pmc Levels of toxins in oral tobacco products in the UK
    A McNeill
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 15:64-7. 2006
    ..This study examined the constituents of smokeless tobacco products available in the UK and compared them with products available in India, Sweden, and the USA...
  40. pmc Prevalence, diagnosis and relation to tobacco dependence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a nationally representative population sample
    L Shahab
    Cancer Research Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Thorax 61:1043-7. 2006
    ..This study provides estimates of the national prevalence of COPD in England, the extent of under-detection of the disorder, and patterns of cigarette smoking, dependence, and motivation to stop smoking in those with the disease...
  41. ncbi request reprint General Practitioners' views on the English national smoking cessation guidelines
    A McEwen
    St George's Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Addiction 96:997-1000. 2001
    ..Given that opportunistic advice is a cornerstone of the national guidelines there is a need to find ways of reconciling what is being recommended and what GPs feel is appropriate...
  42. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in preferences for and responses to four nicotine replacement products
    R West
    St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 153:225-30. 2001
    ..With several different forms of nicotine replacement therapy available for smokers, it is useful to know about factors that may influence choice of form...
  43. ncbi request reprint A double-blind placebo controlled experimental study of nicotine: I--effects on incentive motivation
    Lynne Dawkins
    School of Psychology, University of East London, Romford Road, Stratford, London, E15 4LZ, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 189:355-67. 2006
    ..Brain reward pathways implicated in addiction appear to be less reactive in regular drug users; behavioural manifestations may include decreased sensitivity to natural reinforcers...
  44. pmc Patterns of change in withdrawal symptoms, desire to smoke, reward motivation and response inhibition across 3 months of smoking abstinence
    Lynne Dawkins
    University of East London, Stratford Campus, Stratford, London, UK
    Addiction 104:850-8. 2009
    ..This prospective study explores whether these impairments, along with withdrawal-related symptoms, recover over 3 months of sustained abstinence...
  45. doi request reprint Sociodemographic differences in triggers to quit smoking: findings from a national survey
    E Vangeli
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 17:410-5. 2008
    ..We sought to assess variation in reported triggers of attempts to stop smoking as a function of age, gender and socioeconomic status...
  46. pmc Smoking cessation activities by general practitioners and practice nurses
    A McEwen
    St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Tob Control 10:27-32. 2001
    ..To assess general practitioners' and practice nurses' self reported behaviour, attitudes, and knowledge in relation to smoking cessation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effect of oral nicotine dosing forms on cigarette withdrawal symptoms and craving: a systematic review
    R West
    St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 155:115-22. 2001
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint The use of videos to inform smokers about different nicotine replacement products
    Sylvia May
    St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 ORE, London, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 51:143-7. 2003
    ..The smokers reported overwhelmingly that the videos had accurately described the product to which they had been allocated. Video presentations can be an effective way to convey information to smokers about NRT...
  49. doi request reprint Smoking status of step-parents as a risk factor for smoking in adolescence
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Addiction 103:496-501. 2008
    ..Participants A subset of 650 students participating in the Health and Behaviour In Teenagers Study (HABITS), who reported living in step-families, were assessed annually from age 11-12 to age 15-16 years...
  50. pmc Gender differences in drinking practices in middle aged and older Russians
    Natalia Bobrova
    Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 45:573-80. 2010
    ..The study investigated gender differences in drinking patterns and the reasons behind them among men and women in the Russian city of Novosibirsk...
  51. ncbi request reprint Assessing smoking status in children, adolescents and adults: cotinine cut-points revisited
    Martin J Jarvis
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 103:1553-61. 2008
    ..It is possible that optimal cut-points may have changed as prevalence and exposure to passive smoking have declined...
  52. ncbi request reprint Nicotine intake in cigarette smokers in England: distribution and demographic correlates
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3331-6. 2008
    ..Greater nicotine intake in more deprived smokers could explain why they find it harder to stop smoking...
  53. doi request reprint Hypertension and its identification among current, past and never smokers in an English population sample
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:63-70. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertension awareness in hypertensive smokers and its association with receiving and acting on advice to stop smoking...
  54. ncbi request reprint Motives for smoking and their correlates in clients attending Stop Smoking treatment services
    Andy McEwen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:843-50. 2008
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint The impact of changing nicotine replacement therapy licensing laws in the United Kingdom: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 104:1420-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of a new licence for some nicotine replacement therapy products (NRT) for cutting down to stop (CDTS) on changes in the pattern of NRT use...
  56. doi request reprint Identifying evidence-based competences required to deliver behavioural support for smoking cessation
    Susan Michie
    NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training, University College London, UK
    Ann Behav Med 41:59-70. 2011
    ..No systematic basis has yet been published for specifying competences needed to underpin behavioural support for smoking cessation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Public support in England for a total ban on the sale of tobacco products
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 19:143-7. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine the level of support for a sales ban on tobacco in England to provide a benchmark against which any changes over time can be assessed...
  58. doi request reprint Smoking intentions and mood preceding lapse after completion of treatment to aid smoking cessation
    Eleni Vangeli
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 81:267-71. 2010
    ..To examine the situation preceding "late" smoking relapse, particularly the availability of tobacco, mood and intentions at first lapse...
  59. pmc Drinking alcohol surrogates among clients of an alcohol-misuser treatment clinic in Novosibirsk, Russia
    Natalia Bobrova
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1821-32. 2009
    ..The study limitations are described, and suggestions for future research are made...
  60. doi request reprint Strength of urges to smoke as a measure of severity of cigarette dependence: comparison with the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence and its components
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Addiction 106:631-8. 2011
    ..This study compared ratings of Strength of Urges to Smoke (SUTS) with the Fagerström Test of Nicotine Dependence (FTND) and its components, including the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI)...
  61. ncbi request reprint The multiple facets of cigarette addiction and what they mean for encouraging and helping smokers to stop
    Robert West
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England, UK
    COPD 6:277-83. 2009
    ..Combating cigarette addiction requires attention to all of these factors...
  62. doi request reprint Development of a taxonomy of behaviour change techniques used in individual behavioural support for smoking cessation
    Susan Michie
    University College London, London, UK
    Addict Behav 36:315-9. 2011
    ..This study aimed to develop for the first time a reliable taxonomy of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) used within individual behavioural support for smoking cessation...
  63. doi request reprint Self-perceived smoking motives and their correlates in a general population sample
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E6BT, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1182-8. 2009
    ..This study examined smokers' reports of their motives for continued smoking in an English general population sample...
  64. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of adding expired carbon monoxide feedback to brief stop smoking advice: evaluation of cognitive and behavioral effects
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Health Psychol 30:49-57. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of adding biomarker feedback (expired air carbon monoxide) to standard quit advice on cognitive antecedents of behavior change and smoking cessation and to identify potential effect moderators and mediators...
  65. doi request reprint A comparison of exposure to carcinogens among roll-your-own and factory-made cigarette smokers
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Addict Biol 14:315-20. 2009
    ..More research is now needed to confirm these findings and gender-specific effects in a larger, representative sample. However, results do not support the common belief that RYO cigarettes are less harmful than manufactured cigarettes...
  66. doi request reprint Do ex-smokers report feeling happier following cessation? Evidence from a cross-sectional survey
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:553-7. 2009
    ..Yet, little is known about the long-term affective impact of quitting. The present study examined ex-smokers' reports of change in happiness following cessation and factors associated with these reports...
  67. ncbi request reprint Residual attraction to smoking and smoker identity following smoking cessation
    Eleni Vangeli
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:865-9. 2010
    ..These are important because they may increase the likelihood of relapse. This study aimed to quantify the extent of these characteristics in relation to length of abstinence...
  68. doi request reprint Changes in smoking prevalence in 16-17-year-old versus older adults following a rise in legal age of sale: findings from an English population study
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 105:1984-8. 2010
    ..To assess smoking prevalence before and after the rise in legal age of sale of cigarettes in England and Wales from age 16 to age 18 in October 2007...
  69. ncbi request reprint Early dating predicts smoking during adolescence: A prospective study
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 101:1805-13. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between dating and smoking behaviour...
  70. ncbi request reprint Does smoking in adolescence affect body mass index, waist or height? Findings from a longitudinal study
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 102:1493-501. 2007
    ..To assess the effect of smoking uptake on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and height during adolescence...
  71. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of specialist group treatment for smoking cessation vs. one-to-one treatment in primary care
    Andy McEwen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Addict Behav 31:1650-60. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint GP prescribing of nicotine replacement and bupropion to aid smoking cessation in England and Wales
    Andy McEwen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 99:1470-4. 2004
    ..This paper examines general practitioners' (GPs') prescribing patterns in Britain where these drugs are reimbursed. The results have implications for other health-care systems considering introducing reimbursement...
  73. ncbi request reprint Triggering anti-smoking advice by GPs: mode of action of an intervention stimulating smoking cessation advice by GPs
    Andy McEwen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, 2 16 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 62:89-94. 2006
    ..To assess the mode of action of an intervention (GP desktop resource, GDR) that increased the frequency of general practitioner (GP) advice to stop smoking...
  74. pmc Vulnerability to smoking after trying a single cigarette can lie dormant for three years or more
    J A Fidler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 15:205-9. 2006
    ..To examine the development of smoking behaviour among adolescents who, at age 11, had tried cigarettes just once...
  75. pmc Do social support interventions ("buddy systems") aid smoking cessation? A review
    S May
    St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Tob Control 9:415-22. 2000
    ....
  76. pmc Assessment of dependence and motivation to stop smoking
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London
    BMJ 328:338-9. 2004
  77. ncbi request reprint Reduction in cortisol after smoking cessation among users of nicotine patches
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences Psychology, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Psychosom Med 68:299-306. 2006
    ..We examined whether a decrease in cortisol is evident in smokers trying to quit using nicotine patches and whether cortisol is related to withdrawal symptoms, smoking urges, subjective stress, nicotine dependence, and smoking relapse...
  78. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of exercise counselling as an aid for smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Addiction 98:523-32. 2003
    ..To examine whether exercise counselling increases smoking abstinence and reduces tobacco withdrawal and gains in weight and body fat...
  79. ncbi request reprint Public support in England for raising the price of cigarettes to fund tobacco control activities
    Benjamin Gardner
    University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 19:331-3. 2010
    ..Previous research suggests that price increases may be supported where funds are dedicated to tobacco control. This study assessed public support in England for such a policy...
  80. ncbi request reprint Effect of a GP desktop resource on smoking cessation activities of general practitioners
    Andy McEwen
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Addiction 97:595-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate an intervention aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of brief opportunistic general practitioner (GP) advice to smokers encouraging and supporting quit attempts...
  81. doi request reprint Predictive validity of the Motivation To Stop Scale (MTSS): a single-item measure of motivation to stop smoking
    D Kotz
    Department of General Practice, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Drug Alcohol Depend 128:15-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the predictive validity and accuracy of the single-item Motivation To Stop Scale (MTSS)...
  82. ncbi request reprint What do citation counts count for in the field of addiction? An empirical evaluation of citation counts and their link with peer ratings of quality
    Robert West
    Psychology Department, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Addiction 97:501-4. 2002
    ..This study investigated the value of citation counts as an index of quality in the field of addiction and examined factors that contribute to papers being cited more or less frequently...
  83. ncbi request reprint Diurnal variations in first lapses to smoking for nicotine patch users
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:345-9. 2003
    ..Despite nicotine patches providing limited nicotine replacement for the first few hours after waking, there is no evidence that this undermines quit attempts by failing to prevent lapses during that time...
  84. ncbi request reprint A survey of pregnant smokers' interest in different types of smoking cessation support
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 54:67-72. 2004
    ..Smoking cessation services may benefit through offering a range of interventions for pregnant smokers, through considering ethnic and occupational status, and through routinely offering individual appointments...
  85. ncbi request reprint TRUK: Tobacco Research UK
    Robert West
    Addiction 99:524-5. 2004
  86. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of a short bout of moderate versus light intensity exercise versus inactivity on tobacco withdrawal symptoms in sedentary smokers
    James Daniel
    Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, Surrey, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 174:320-6. 2004
    ....
  87. pmc Managing smoking cessation
    Paul Aveyard
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 335:37-41. 2007
  88. doi request reprint Thinking about the unthinkable: a de facto prohibition on smoked tobacco products
    Wayne Hall
    Addiction 103:873-4. 2008
  89. ncbi request reprint Bupropion SR for smoking cessation
    Robert West
    St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:533-40. 2003
    ..Ideally patients should also enrol in a structured behavioural support programme to boost their chances of success...
  90. ncbi request reprint Cytisine for smoking cessation: a research agenda
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 92:3-8. 2008
    ..Potentially, this research effort, contributing to wider use of an inexpensive drug, could save many lives...
  91. ncbi request reprint Another mirror shattered? Tobacco industry involvement suspected in a book which claims that nicotine is not addictive
    Griffith Edwards
    Addiction 97:1-5. 2002
  92. pmc Helping patients in hospital to quit smoking. Dedicated counselling services are effective--others are not
    Robert West
    BMJ 324:64. 2002
  93. ncbi request reprint Acute reduction in secretory immunoglobulin A following smoking cessation
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences Psychology, Hunter Wing, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1335-40. 2004
    ..The observed decrease in S-IgA may help to explain the increased susceptibility of smokers to upper respiratory tract infections in the immediate post-cessation period...
  94. ncbi request reprint Recommendation for the assessment of tobacco craving and withdrawal in smoking cessation trials
    Saul Shiffman
    University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:599-614. 2004
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Moderators and mediators of a web-based computer-tailored smoking cessation program among nicotine patch users
    Victor J Strecher
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 300 N Ingalls Room 5D 04 0471, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0471, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:S95-101. 2006
    ..Moderating variables may be particularly useful to address in tailored messaging. The mediating factor of perceived message relevance may provide a partial mechanism of effective program tailoring...
  96. ncbi request reprint The clinical significance of "small" effects of smoking cessation treatments
    Robert West
    Addiction 102:506-9. 2007
  97. ncbi request reprint Perceived barriers to and benefits of attending a stop smoking course during pregnancy
    Michael Ussher
    Department of Community Health Sciences Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 61:467-72. 2006
    ..During pregnancy, the uptake of smoking cessation courses is very low. We assessed perceived barriers to and benefits of attending a cessation course during pregnancy...
  98. ncbi request reprint The attitude of maternity staff to, and smoking cessation interventions with, childbearing women in London
    Leona Condliffe
    Brunel University, Borough Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, UK
    Midwifery 21:233-40. 2005
    ..To explore the self-reported smoking-cessation interventions of maternity staff with pregnant smokers, and their attitudes towards smoking in pregnancy...
  99. ncbi request reprint Time for a change: putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model to rest
    Robert West
    Addiction 100:1036-9. 2005
  100. pmc Born in Bradford, a cohort study of babies born in Bradford, and their parents: protocol for the recruitment phase
    Pauline Raynor
    Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RJ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:327. 2008
    ..This protocol outlines methods for the recruitment phase of the study...
  101. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a web-based computer-tailored smoking cessation program as a supplement to nicotine patch therapy
    Victor J Strecher
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor 48109 0471, USA
    Addiction 100:682-8. 2005
    ..To assess the efficacy of World Wide Web-based tailored behavioral smoking cessation materials among nicotine patch users...